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Bypass and Reflux help

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by Honeydipdap, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Honeydipdap

    Honeydipdap New Member

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    Hi All,


    I’m on the waiting list at Chelsea and Westminster for a bypass, so far I have seen a dietician and the nurse specialist. I have severe acid reflux, large hiatal hernia (being seen at KCH) and a bmi of 41. The bypass would treat the reflux.

    Chelsea and Westminster aren’t prepared to move me any faster so it’s around 18 months.

    I’ve spoken to my Gastro consultant who agrees that because I’m on 4 lots of medication a day 18months does seem overdue.

    He has referred me to his colleague Dr Chang a bariatric doctor at Kings College he has said he would put me through as a priority but it can still be a while.

    Does anyone have any experience/advice to share?
     
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  2. Sarnie

    Sarnie Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    31st0lb
    Current Weight:
    23st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    7st1lb(22.81%)
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Hi and welcome, sorry I can't help you with this, but just wanted to welcome you to the forum, hopefully someone else may be able to help you.
     
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  3. Maria61

    Maria61 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    19st7lb
    Current Weight:
    11st7.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    7st13.5lb(40.84%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain Luton and Dunstable
    Surgery Date::
    19th September 2017
    Welcome Honeydipdap. I am nearly a year post bypass at Luton hospital and also had a hernia which they found at surgery and fixed. I have lost 7 and a half stone and it is the best thing I have ever done. I hope you don’t have to wait too long xx
     
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  4. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    8st4lb
    Lost(%):
    7st4lb(44.16%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    MrJain
    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Hiya, I can’t offer any help as I was bypassed at Luton and Dunstable, I’d be interested to follow how you get on, I had a hernia and suffered with reflux too but still had a 22 month wait from first appointment to surgery. I would imagine you will be advised to have a bypass rather than a sleeve due to the reflux as a sleeve can make reflux worse and your hernia will probably be repaired during wls as most of us who had a hernia had it repaired at the same time.
    Good luck I hope things move quickly for you, if not time really does go quickly and it’s a great time to research research research absolutely all you can regarding wls and change it will make to your diet/lifestyle for life xx
     
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  5. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome like the others I can’t help but would be interested in how you get on.
     
  6. Honeydipdap

    Honeydipdap New Member

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    Thanks so much everyone.

    I don’t know if I’m being selfish but the fact sometimes I can’t sit up due to the reflux, been admitted to A&E several times and given meds through drip and injection. It’s so much more than the weight loss at the moment and it just feels so unfair. I clearly understand that there are many many people worse off than me health wise who are priority but at the same time 18months is so long to be in pain and feel shame whilst looking in the mirror!

    Rant over.

    Again thanks so much for your replies. Love reading your posts.
     
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  7. Irene44

    Irene44 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    9st4.0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st12lb(26.6%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr carr
    Surgery Date::
    July
    Hi and welcome sorry I can’t help but keep posting. Will look forward to seeing your journey xx
     
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  8. Honeydipdap

    Honeydipdap New Member

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